Graduate Central: What NCHE Offers

The graduation of your homeschooled son or daughter is a momentous occasion and worthy of celebration. NCHE offers several ways to help you celebrate this milestone in your child’s life.

Current membership is required (and through the time of the NCHE graduation ceremony) to purchase an NCHE diploma, participate in the NCHE Graduation Ceremony, or be included in the GREENHOUSE graduate publication. If you are not already a member, you can join here.     

NCHE Graduation Ceremony
Deadline March 1, 2018 

NCHE invites you to commemorate the occasion with your family and community. The annual NCHE Graduation Ceremony coincides with the NCHE annual conference. The 2018 ceremony will be held at 5:00 pm, Saturday, June 2, at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC. The ceremony lasts approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. Homeschools wishing to participate in the ceremony will need to purchase a Graduation Ceremony PackageThis package includes a diploma (described below), cap and gown, a rose for the teacher and the option of a honor cord. For more information about the graduation ceremony, click here.

Click here to submit an application.

Graduation Ceremony Announcements
Create personalized announcements for your homeschool graduate. There are many print shops and online services where you can order announcements, but you can do it with a reasonable cost using any quality copy service near your home.
Graduate Facebook Group
We have set up a Facebook group for graduates to “meet” and for families to ask questions. You may request to join this group by searching “NCHE 2018 Graduates,” and your request will be approved based on graduation registration confirmation. 
NCHE Graduation Junior Marshal Application
Calling All Homeschooled High School Sophomores and Juniors! 
As we are making plans for our graduation ceremonies, we would love for you to consider applying to be a junior marshal for the NCHE graduation. We will be choosing up to 8 per ceremony. Contact if you are interested in applying. or download and fill out this application. Deadline to apply to be a junior marshal is April 1. 

Diploma Only

If you are not participating in the NCHE Spring Graduation Ceremony, you can still order a diploma. NCHE prints a distinctive homeschool diploma enclosed in a hunter green cover. This diploma includes the student’s name, school name and graduation date. The homeschool chief administrator will be responsible for signing the diploma to certify that the student has completed the homeschool's high school graduation requirements. You will need to know your graduate’s graduation date when ordering a diploma. Diplomas will be shipped within four weeks of receipt of payment and approval of the proof. A proof via email is sent within three weeks.  There is no deadline for ordering a diploma.

Order a diploma now!


Since 1998, NCHE has awarded over $150,000 in college scholarships to over a hundred graduating homeschooled seniors.

NCHE Scholars, chosen for outstanding achievement in academics, arts, athletics, and community involvement, have continued their education with institutions as diverse as the U.S. Air Force Academy, Mission Aviation Fellowship, Duke University, Patrick Henry College, Liberty University, Meredith College, and the University of North Carolina.

The application for this scholarship is available here. 

Scholarships are funded by supporters like you.  If you would like to donate to this scholarship fund go here. 

GREENHOUSE Special Graduate Issue

The GREENHOUSE publishes a special issue in May that celebrates our high school graduates. The issue contains graduation recognitions, graduate ads contributed by families in celebration of their graduate, and articles focused on the topic of graduation. This Issue is a great memento of this celebration. We make this issue available for you to purchase extra copies for those important people in the graduate's life.

To be included, you will need to submit your graduate’s recognition paragraph/bio and a head shot photo. You also have the opportunity to purchase a ½ or full page ad. 

If you would like to see what a past GREENHOUSE special graduate issue looks like, you can find the PDF here 

Graduate Recognition in GREENHOUSE
Deadline March 1, 2018 

We provide two options for your recognition paragraph. For up to 450 characters and a head shot is $10, and between 451 and 600 characters and a head shot is $42.  

NCHE members will receive a copy of this special graduate issue with their membership. If you would like extra copies, you will need to order copies of this special graduate issue. These will be mailed to your home in May.

Graduate Ads
Deadline March 30, 2018 

In addition to the graduate recognition paragraph and head shot photo, NCHE provides the opportunity to purchase a 1/2 page or full page collage ad at a greatly reduced price to celebrate your graduate in a special way. You can choose to design your own collage, or we can design it for you. We offer 4 options:

Half Page, Self Designed GREENHOUSE Graduation Ad $155.00
Half Page, NCHE Designed GREENHOUSE Graduation Ad $180.00
Full Page, Self Designed GREENHOUSE Graduation Ad $255.00
Full Page, NCHE Designed GREENHOUSE Graduation Ad $270.00

Graduate Issue Extra Copies

Order your GREENHOUSE Graduate issue copies now.

Deadline April 10, 2018
The GREENHOUSE Graduate Issue is a great momento of this celebration. NCHE members will receive one copy of this issue. Order extra copies of this issue for those important people in the graduates life. They will be mailed directly to your home individually.  

There will be a limited number of copies for purchase at the conference.